Without Summer Jobs, Cities Seek Alternatives for Youth

Wednesday, May 06th, 2020
Philadelphia wants its young people to have more screen time. This year, the city’s summer jobs program is shifting to an online learning and experience model. Young residents will have the chance to follow three tracks: digital branding and identity, financial literacy, and career exposure. They’ll proceed at their own pace, but they’ll receive instruction along the way from program organizers and any of about five dozen participating employers. “Employers who normally can’t host a young person can be a career coach and give direct feedback,” said Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, president of the Philadelphia Youth Network, which manages the program. It may not be ideal, but it counts as “a win,” as Fulmore-Townsend said. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: Governing